Chinedu Obasi

Chinedu Obasi (2009)

Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke ( born June 1, 1986 in Enugu ) is a Nigerian football player.



His professional career began Obasi 2005 Lyn Oslo. Previously, he had played in Nigeria for River Lane Youth Club Enugu Rangers International and the then Nigerian second division JC Raiders Josh. In 2006 he was voted player of the month of August in the Tippeligaen and won the Kniksenprisen as the best youth players.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

In August 2007, he moved for an estimated six million euros for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and was the second most expensive player until then the 2nd Bundesliga. His debut in the Bundesliga 2 gave Obasi on 3 September 2007 in the 2:3 away defeat at SC Freiburg, in which he scored both goals in Hoffenheim. He succeeded on Matchday 8 of the 2008/09 season in a 5-2 victory for Hoffenheim against Hannover 96 his first Bundesliga goal.

FC Schalke 04

During the winter break of 2011/12 TSG Hoffenheim Obasi awarded to FC Schalke 04, who planned with him as a replacement for the churners Jefferson Farfan until season's end. FC Schalke 04 also secured a right of first refusal for a transfer in the summer of 2012. His debut in the royal blue dress he was 21 January 2012 in a 3-1 home win against VfB Stuttgart. His first Bundesliga goal for Schalke he scored on the 20th Round to a 1-1 draw at the Veltins - Arena against 1 FSV Mainz 05 However, Obasi was unable to repeat his former Hoffenheim glory days at Schalke.

Nevertheless, Schalke took advantage on 27 March 2012, the right of first refusal and ordered Obasi fixed. He signed a three-year contract until 30 June 2015.

In the last group game of the UEFA Champions League against HSC Montpellier Obasi made ​​his debut in this competition as he was substituted for Teemu Pukki in the 84th minute.

After the club itself but could agree on a contract extension with Farfan Obasi was mostly just a place on the bench or in the stands. In addition, it always threw back stubborn injury, so he could not convince in his few brief appearances.

After a several month break he gave on matchday 18 of the 2013/2014 season a successful comeback starting in a 2-1 home win against VfL Wolfsburg. Even a week later in a 2-0 win against Hannover 96, he started from the beginning and was one of the most active players of the game ( among others, he headed the opening goal by Farfan with a backheel a ). With his coach just before the end of the game he was celebrated by the fans with a standing ovation. Four days later his game in a 4-0 home win over his former club Hoffenheim 's first goal succeeded for two years.


With Nigerian junior national teams he arrived at the U -17 World Cup in 2001 and the Junior World Championship in 2005 each in second place. In the Summer Olympics 2008, he also reached the second place. With the Nigerian national team, he participated in the Africa Cup 2010, where they finished third.


Obasi is fast and strong and can play to its opponents in one-on- one situations and is variable on both wings and can be used as well in the center on the offensive. However, lack of defensive behavior and weak leadership battle is being accused of.


  • Vice World Champion at the U -17 World Cup 2001
  • Vice World Champion at the Junior World Championship 2005
  • Silver medal in football at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
  • Player of the Month in August 2006 in the Tippeligaen
  • Kniksenprisen as the best youth players in 2006